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Tashpolat Tiyip, left, with his brother Nury in 2001, was sentenced to death in China in a secret trial. His execution may be imminent.(Courtesy of Nury Tiyip)

A Uighur scientist faces execution as part of China’s broad persecution of a Muslim minority

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:08

Imagine that you are a university president, heading to Europe to launch a major new research partnership. Upon arriving at the airport, you are arrested. You are then tried in secret and sentenced to death.

Mihrigul Tursun testifies at the US congress. Screen grab from  Congressional-Executive Commission on China video

China’s attacks on Uighur women are crimes against humanity

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:05

Sitting in a hearing room in Congress, in a gray plaid hijab, her dark blond hair poking out, Mihrigul Tursun begins to cry. She is there to share the plight of her fellow Uighurs in Xinjiang.

Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom speaking at the FCC on March 8, 2018. Photo: Sarah Graham/FCC

US Religious Freedom Envoy Urges Muslim World to Speak up For Incarcerated Uyghurs

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:04

Sam Brownback says Muslims made aware of the Uyghurs’ plight should press their governments to confront China.

Police Chief Detained in Xinjiang After Expressing Concerns Over Mass Detention of Fellow Uyghurs

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:03

Himit Kari had openly criticized the policies he enforced at a friend’s gathering early this year.

A photograph of the League of Legends World Championship 2017 Finals – between SKT T1 and Samsung Galaxy – held in the Beijing National Stadium, China. 9 November 2017, 02:22:26. Photo: Richard Ye

Gamers are scrutinizing League of Legends for signs of China’s censorship

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:02

Video games within China have long been subject to censorship. Now gamers are wondering if terms deemed politically sensitive in China are also being filtered out for players in other regions—thanks to the reach of Chinese tech giant Tencent, the world’s largest video game publisher.

A photo posted to the WeChat account of the Xinjiang Judicial Administration shows Uyghur detainees listening to a 'de-radicalization' speech at a re-education camp in Hotan prefecture's Lop county, April 2017.  Wikipedia

Qatar and the Plight of Muslims in Xinjiang

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:01

Among Arabian Gulf monarchies, Qatar is alone in refusing to defend China’s human rights record in Xinjiang. By taking a stand that it views as a matter of principle, Qatar is further demonstrating the extent to which certain values and ideas shape its foreign policy and the emirate’s keenness to avoid aligning with Saudi Arabia on international major issues.

Uyghur-American to Congress: Testifying Against China ‘May Cost the Lives of My Parents’

  • Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:00

Uyghur-Americans face regular threats from the Chinese Communist Party on U.S. soil and the fear of having their families imprisoned in a concentration camp, Nury Turkel, a Uyghur-American attorney, told Congress on Thursday.

Hesenjan Ismail in an undated photo. Elijan Amet

Uyghur Language School Co-Founder Detained in Xinjiang Internment Camp

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:20

Hesenjan Ismail was arrested more than a year ago and had been missing ever since.

Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:19

The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will.

Nur Iman holds a picture of her father in front of the White House in Washington in September. COURTESY OF NUR IMAN

I Was a Model Uighur. China Took My Family Anyway.

  • Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:18

Beijing says it’s releasing people from the camps. So where are my parents?

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